Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL)

Number of Examinees and Percent of Examinees Passing Each Test by Examinee Category*

Test Administration: March 12, 2018 – May 6, 2018

Test NameFirst-Time Test TakersTest Retakers
N% PassingN% Passing
Communication and Literacy Skills:
Reading1,45085.734244.2
Writing1,45587.036948.5
Both Subtests1,31788.812043.3
Vocational Technical Literacy Skills:
Reading4097.53100.0
Writing4372.11330.8
Both Subtests3876.3250.0
 
Subject Tests:
Early Childhood13660.314742.2
General Curriculum: Multi-Subject43470.319042.6
General Curriculum: Mathematics42551.344243.2
History14180.93941.0
English18182.93644.4
Reading Specialist5464.82931.0
Mathematics (Secondary)7871.84831.3
General Science5989.81060.0
Physics1957.9837.5
Chemistry2060.0757.1
Biology5565.52123.8
Earth Science1233.340.0
Latin and Classical Humanities1090.010.0
Music4276.21936.8
Visual Art3688.9520.0
Business1060.0520.0
Health/Family and Consumer Sciences4367.41833.3
Physical Education7050.06628.8
French1090.0250.0
German2100.0----
Spanish3683.31346.2
Chinese (Mandarin)5100.01100.0
Italian4100.0----
Russian1100.0----
Portuguese666.7250.0
Technology/Engineering1258.3633.3
Speech10.0----
Theater2090.0333.3
Dance540.0250.0
Middle School Mathematics8075.02520.0
Political Science/Political Philosophy666.7250.0
Middle School Humanities1947.41625.0
Middle School Mathematics/Science771.4425.0
Academically Advanced1100.0----
Elementary Mathematics7949.41844.4
English as a Second Language15650.013030.0
Adult Basic Education250.01100.0
Sheltered English Immersion21969.93557.1
Foundations of Reading46356.446437.9
 
All Subject Tests2,95964.61,81939.0
 
Communication & Literacy Skills and Subject Test43770.02114.3

Total Number of Test Takers:5,935
Number (Percent) of First-Time Test Takers:3,629 (61.1%)
Number (Percent) of Test Retakers:2,306 (38.9%)

*Category:

  • First-Time Test Takers = candidates who took the test for the first time on the test date indicated.
  • Test Retakers = candidates who retook the test they took on a previous test date.

Notes:

  • Caution should be used in interpreting data based on small numbers of test takers.
  • The test takers whose data are presented in this table may not reflect the same performance as that of future test takers.

Last Updated: June 20, 2018

 
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